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Although the bombing of the Boston Marathon rightfully commanded much of the media's attention last week, the Big Three broadcast networks still found time for a host of superficial and inconsequential "news" stories while continuing to censor the horrific details of abortionist Kermit Gosnell's murder trial in Philadelphia. According to a new analysis from the Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute, Disney-owned ABC's total blackout on both Good Morning America and World News continues. NBC asked one single question during a pre-taped interview with President Obama on Wednesday's Today , which he evaded with no follow-up. Only CBS gave... continue reading
Over twenty prominent leaders of the conservative movement have joined Media Research Center President Brent Bozell in demanding the broadcast networks stop censoring coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and the testimony of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates in favor of murdering children who survive botched abortions. Although abortion has re-entered the news cycle following the passage of pro-life measures in North Dakota and Arkansas, the MRC’s Culture and Media Institute finds that ABC, CBS, and NBC have completely censored both of these outrageous stories: Since the Gosnell trial began three weeks ago, ABC,... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to a new Media Research Center report , ABC, CBS, and NBC are refusing to report Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s indefensible implication on the Senate floor yesterday that tiny sequester cuts led to the accidental deaths of seven U.S. Marines in Hawthorne, Nevada. ABC's World News and Good Morning America , NBC's Nightly News and Today , and CBS’s Evening News and This Morning didn’t give Reid’s despicable remarks one single second of coverage on their Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning broadcasts. ABCNews.com covered the story, but spun what Reid said in order to defend him... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – As reported by NewsBusters, on Monday the Pew Research Center released a devastating study confirming that MSNBC is not a news network. According to its sample from 2012, MSNBC only committed 15% of its airtime to straight news while 85% was dedicated to its oppressive brand of leftist commentary. By comparison, CNN and Fox News dedicated 54% and 45% of their airtime respectively to straight news coverage. According to a separate report by Forbes, MSNBC also spends, by far, the least on its hard news reporting. The frugal peacock network shelled out a measly $240 million in... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – In spite of the dishonest, over-the-top fear-mongering perpetrated by the Obama Administration and its willing friends in the liberal media, the sky did not fall on Friday. Media Research Center analysts reviewed all of the 88 sequestration stories that ran on ABC, CBS and NBC during the two-week period between February 14 and March 1 when the “cuts” took effect. They found that 58 (66%) of them advanced the most hysterical Obama administration talking points without any hint of skepticism. Some of the most outrageous examples include: On CBS This Morning (March 1) co-host Charlie Rose raised... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Over Presidents’ Day weekend, five massive Media Research Center (MRC) billboards totaling 3,800 square feet were erected in New York City at the corner 7 th Ave. and 48 th Street, only footsteps away from Times Square. The advertisements, featuring the “It’s time the liberal media stop censoring the news!” motto, are the largest ad buy in the MRC’s 26-year history, and will tower over the intersection for several weeks. The boards, which are valued at $230,000, will generate 1.4 million “eyes on impressions” (not including foot traffic) per week. A similar but smaller billboard display generated... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to an analysis by the Media Research Center , the three broadcast networks are using the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to advance their left-wing social agenda and attack the Catholic Church’s centuries-old doctrine on the priesthood, abortion, and gay marriage. While NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News predictably dwelled on scandals and the Pope’s “conservatism,” their anti-Catholic coverage paled in comparison to the disgraceful onslaught on ABC World News . During last night’s ABC World News broadcast: In an interview with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Diane Sawyer asked if the, “burden of what... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Monday’s edition of “Martin Bashir,” MSNBC ran footage of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, in which it appears he is heckled by gun rights activists. MSNBC’s accompanying graphics box read “Mocked and Loaded. Sandy Hook Victim’s Father Heckled by Gun Rights Advocates.” In reality, Heslin was not heckled. He posed a challenge to the audience, and the audience responded. The MSNBC version deliberately cut out Heslin’s challenge to make it appear as though he was interrupted by heckling gun advocates. This is the third time in the past year... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Sunday’s edition of ABC’s The Week , Martha Raddatz managed to conduct a six minute-long interview with Democratic Senator Bob Menendez without asking a single question about an FBI investigation into allegations that he slept with underage prostitutes while in the Dominican Republic. Instead Raddatz lobbed softball questions at Menendez about Sec. Hillary Clinton’s performance during the Benghazi hearings, immigration reform, Chuck Hagel, and the upcoming Senate race in New Jersey. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts: “If there were even a whisper that a Republican Senator had been sleeping with underage prostitutes, the very... continue reading
Alexandria, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce the Best Notable Quotables of 2012: The 25th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting with MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry taking home the “Quote of the Year” honor. This year’s winners were selected by a distinguished panel of radio talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers, and expert media observers. Although challenged by perennial favorite and eternal gasbag, Chris Matthews, Harris-Perry’s underdog victory should send a thrill up any media observer’s leg. Harris-Perry delivered her award-winning Notable Quotable on the July 1 edition of her eponymous MSNBC... continue reading